Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lonnie B's Streamer Attachment TIP

Lonnie B. showed me his method for attaching a streamer to a shock cord. This is so much stronger than what I've been doing - using just a reinforcement disk stuck on both sides of the streamer.

When this triangular top fold is made, the shock cord is tied through four thicknesses of the streamer material.

Pictured to the left is two streamers on the same line. You could use a single streamer.

Here's how it's done, the dashed lines are the folds.

Step 1: Fold the upper right corner down and to the left so the sides are even.
Step 2: Shows the first fold.
Step 3: Fold the upper left corner down and to the right , the tip is even with the right side of the streamer.
Step 4: Punch a hole in the center of the triangle fold and tie on the shock cord.

6 comments:

  1. Hey, that picture came out great, and that's an excellent step illustration!

    I think using the hole punch is vital because it keeps the streamer material from tearing, plus it makes a larger, neater hole in which to thread the shock cord.

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    1. Hi Lonnie,
      I use my rotary punch all the time for things like this. I won't use a sharp pencil to tear through a parachute for the shroud line tie. A clean punched hole is stronger.

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  2. I'm gonna go reattach the streamer on my Elliotic II immediately. Great tip!

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  3. That is a great idea Lonnie. Thanks for sharing it Chris. Oh, and Claudia's offer is still good if you need anymore Toblerone boxes. :)

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  4. That method of connection along with a metal grommet (like the Quest Li'l Grunt) would make for a very durable streamer hookup.

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    1. Hi BAR,
      You're right, a grommet is better yet!

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